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What is pi

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luis torres

on 22 March 2017

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what is pi?
the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet ( Π, π ), transliterated as ‘p.’
how many digits have been discovered
The record for finding consecutive numbers, from 3.14 onward to the final digit, is held by Fabrice Bellard, who announced in January that he had calculated pi to 2.7 trillion digits.
who was involved in its discovery
The Great Pyramid at Giza, which was built between 2550 and 2500 BC, has a perimeter of 1760 cubits and a height of 280 cubits, which gives it a ratio of 1760/280, or approximately 2 times pi.
What is pi?
why was it an important discovery
Pi (π) is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It doesn't matter how big or small the circle is - the ratio stays the same.
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